HASAKAH, Syria — In commemoration of the 18th anniversary of its founding, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria organized a political lecture titled The Current Political Situation and Ways Towards a Political Solution. The lecture, held at the office of the party’s Hasakah branch, featured party Co-Chair, Sanharib Barsom, along with other party members and officials.
The lecture, which commenced with a moment of silence for martyrs, saw Barsom reflecting on the early challenges faced during the party’s founding. He detailed the collaborative efforts of the party, alongside civil and military institutions, in safeguarding the rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people.
Barsom addressed the political landscape in Syria, expressing concern about the lack of a solution due to international and regional interventions and conflicts. He stressed the imperative of implementing UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254 to bring an end to the Syrian crisis.
He concluded his speech by highlighting the tragic wedding hall fire in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede (Qaraqosh / Hamdaniya), Iraq. Barsom emphasized the significance of figures like the mayor of Baghdede, Issam Behnam Matti, who actively resisted the expansion of Shiite groups and safeguarded Christian properties in the region.
Afram Ishaq, a member of the SUP Executive Body, told Suroyo TV that the lecture delved into the challenging phases of the party’s founding and detailed the party’s strategy, goals, and aspirations in Syria and the broader region. Ishaq further stated the SUP will continue to advocate for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) and work to ensure their presence in their historic lands.